My draw against GM Jon Speelman

Patzer24
Jun 29, 2007, 12:00 AM |
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Here I present you with a recent simul game I had with GM Jon Speelman. This game was a real battle the whole way. Ok, here is the game with full annotations:

 

 

This game was truly a case of missed opportunities and bad time management on my part. I really should have converted for the win here. I must admit that I was a bit intimidated by the situation. I did not play the sharpest moves which won the quickest because I wanted the position to be as simple as possible fearing that since my opponent was so much stronger he would play better in the complications.

 

Of course this is not the right thing to do. I really learned from this game that I should not be intimidated but rather treat all opponents the same and just try to play the best possible moves. 

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